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How-Tos > How-To: Beachy Babylights
June 1, 2016

How-To: Beachy Babylights

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  • Formula A (shadow root):

    Paul Mitchell PM SHINES™ XG 7NN + 7A (1:1) + 1 inch 0/22 Green/Matte Intense and 1 inch 0/88 Blue Intense + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (babylights):

    Schwarzkopf BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner):

    9A PM SHINES + Processing Liquid

Babe-status worthy blonde = literal likes for days! With over 10.2K symbols of love on Insta, we had to find out how Katie Barletta @katiebarletta co-owner of Glow Hair and Beauty in Metairie, La. created such a stunning look! Katie, who has been behind the chair for 11 years, says she loves learning new trends and staying current on the hottest looks. Katie, we say you have perfected it! Read on to see how she did it!

 

Beautiful blondes don’t come easy. Katie said that her client has been working toward her hair goals for a while—to get the vanilla ends, Katie balayaged with Schwarzkopf BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ and 30-volume developer for previous services. “She’s finally at the place where we’ve wanted her to be,” Katie says. “Bright blonde, lived-in and beachy!”

 


Of course you have to complement bodacious blonde color with a Julianne Hough-inspired cut To give the bob texture and movement, Katie says she used a feather razor to create the cut.

 

Pricing
Katie charged $155 for the babylights and the haircut. For balayage and a haircut, she charged $170.

Colorist: Katie Barletta

COLOR FORMULAS

  • Formula A (shadow root):

    Paul Mitchell PM SHINES™ XG 7NN + 7A (1:1) + 1 inch 0/22 Green/Matte Intense and 1 inch 0/88 Blue Intense + 10-volume developer

  • Formula B (babylights):

    Schwarzkopf BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ + 20-volume developer

  • Formula C (toner):

    9A PM SHINES + Processing Liquid

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HOW-TO STEPS

  • open color formula
    close formula
    • Formula A (shadow root):

      Paul Mitchell PM SHINES™ XG 7NN + 7A (1:1) + 1 inch 0/22 Green/Matte Intense and 1 inch 0/88 Blue Intense + 10-volume developer

    • Formula B (babylights):

      Schwarzkopf BLONDME Premium Lift 9+ + 20-volume developer

    • Formula C (toner):

      9A PM SHINES + Processing Liquid

    1

    Apply Formula A to create the shadow root.

  • 2

    Next, create babylights with Formula B. Foils should be a 1/2 to 1/4 inch apart at the crown. Katie says she likes to focus the highlights around her client’s face.

  • 3

    Process for 30 minutes. Rinse, then apply Formula C and process for 5 minutes. Rinse and shampoo twice with UNITE BLONDA™ Shampoo.

  • 4

    Use BOOSTA™ Spray and 7SECONDS™ Detangler on damp hair.

  • 5

    Next, finger-dry hair, then round brush at the top to add volume. 

  • 6

    Use a smoothing iron to create waves, while switching up the direction of the waves to add movement!

  • 7

    Finish with TEXTURIZA™ Spray to add volume and texture!